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Excel Add-in Desktop Guide- iImporting Data. 1Import Data Wizard. 1Fundamentals Analysis Wizard. 9Data Transparency. 15Searching for Fields.17Field Search Tool.17Bloomberg Formula Syntax. 20Security Syntax. 20Argument Syntax. 21BDP. 22BDH. 24BDS. 26BEQS. 28Function Builder. 30Calculation Overrides. 33Formula Override Example. 33Scenario Builder. 34Screens and Steps. 35Template Library. 38Populate Table. 40Formula Conversion Tool. 42Smart Tags. 44Bloomberg Options. 46General Tab.47

Importing Data - 1Importing DataImport Data WizardThe Import Data wizard enables you to find the data you are looking for and bring it into a spreadsheet.You can launch the Import Data wizard by, selecting Import Data from the Bloomberg Menu, orThe Bloomberg Data wizard screen appears, as shown in Figure 1.

Importing Data - 2Figure 1: Data Wizard ScreenTable 1 details the different Data Types.

Importing Data - 3Table 1: Data Type Description TableDescriptionReal-time and current snapshot data,including pricing, descriptive, andfundamental data.End-of-day data for a specifiedperiod of time in increments of days,weeks, months, quarters, or years.Steps1. Create a List of Securities2. Create a List of Fields3. Set Layout Options1. Create a List of Securities2. Create a List of Fields3. Select Periodicity and Time Frame4. Set History Parameters5. Set Pricing Defaults6. Set Layout Options1. Create a List of Securities2. Set Intraday Parameters3. Set Pricing Defaults4. Set Layout OptionsIntraday market data for a specified period of time in increments ofminutes and using DPDF settings.Based on Bid, Ask, or Trade events,data such as open, high, low, close,and volume can be retrieved.Intraday market ticks for a specified 1. Create a List of Securitiesperiod of time. Based on Bid, Ask, or 2. Set Intraday ParametersTrade events.3. Set Layout Options

Importing Data - 4Create a List of SecuritiesAvailable foror selecting securities from:, enables you to create a list of securities by manually entering a security,n Equity indicesn An Excel spreadsheetSecurities may also be stored that are specific to your Bloomberg login ID. If you have saved securities toany of the following in the Bloomberg Terminal, you are able to load the lists directly into your list of securities.n Launchpad Monitorn NW Monitorn PortfolioBLP GO NW GO PLST GO n A Security Listn Equity Screeningn Execution ManagementCreate a List of FieldsAvailable for, enables you to create a list of fields by:n Searching for a field mnemonic; orn Selecting a field from the category list.LIST GO EQS GO EMS GO

Importing Data - 5Searching for a Field MnemonicSearching for a field mnemonic enables you to enter a keyword into the search text field and filtersaccording to the asset class. The List data grid then populates with all fields matching the text, asshown in Figure 2.Figure 2: List Populatesn Theicon denotes that the field is a DataSets field.n Theicon denotes that the field is a RealTime field.n No icon denotes that the field is a Static field.

Importing Data - 6Selecting a Field from the Category ListYou are able to select a specific field by drilling down into a specific category, as shown in Figure 3.Figure 3: Drilling down into Categoriesn Ton Toexpand a section, click the icon.collapse a section, click the – icon.

Importing Data - 7Set Intraday ParametersAvailable for, enables you to set parameters according to:n Market Events, such as Trade, Bid and Ask;n Interval fields, such as Open, High, Low, Close,n Time Frame;n Interval Sizen Non-trading Intervals.Tick Count, and Volume;Set Layout OptionsAvailable for, enables you to set:n Data Placementn Multi-Sheetn Show Labels to include securities & Fieldsn Time Orderingn Field Orientationn Data Set aggregation

Importing Data - 8Select Periodicity and Time FrameAvailable for, enables you to set:n Periodicity according to Calendar Type; andn A Fixed Time Series or Relative Time Series.Set Pricing DefaultsAvailable for, enables you to set:n Whether to follow DPDF Settingsn Cash Adjustment Normaln Cash Adjustment Abnormal andn Capital ChangesSet History ParametersAvailable for, enables you to set:n Currencyn Non-Trading Daysn Quoten Quote Calculation

Importing Data - 9Fundamentals Analysis WizardThe Fundamentals Analysis wizard enables you to import Fundamentals data into a spreadsheet. You canlaunch the Fundamental Analysis wizard by, selecting Fundamentals Analysis from the BloombergMenu, orThe Fundamentals Analysis wizard screen appears, as shown in Figure 4.

Importing Data - 10Figure 4: Fundamental Analysis ScreenTable 2 details the different Data Types.

Importing Data - 11Table 2: Data Type Description TableDescriptionThe Fundamental Data path iscomposed of templates and isdesigned to retrieve end-of-daydata for a specified period oftime in increments of days, weeks,quarters, or years.Earnings Estimates lets you displayearnings projections, for a specificequity or group of equities, so youcan quickly gauge market expectations.Steps1. Create a List of Securities2. Create a List of Templates3. Set Parameters4. Set Layout OptionsOnce the data imports useBloomberg Data Transparency tofurther examine the data. Foradditional details, see BloombergData Transparency on page 15.1. Create a List of Securities2. Create a List of Fields3. Select Data Source4. Select History Type5. Select Periodicity and Time Frame6. Set Layout Options

Importing Data - 12Create a List of SecuritiesAvailable for, enables you to create a list of securities by manually entering a security, orselecting securities from:n Equity indicesn An Excel spreadsheetSecurities may also be stored that are specific to your Bloomberg login ID. If you have savedsecurities to any of the following in the Bloomberg Terminal, you are able to load the lists directlyinto your list of securities.n Launchpad Monitorn NW Monitorn PortfolioBLP GO NW GO PLST GO n A Security Listn Equity Screeningn Execution ManagementCreate a List of FieldsAvailable for, enables you to create a list of fields by:n Searching for a field mnemonic orn Selecting a field from the category list.LIST GO EQS GO EMS GO

Importing Data - 13Create a List of TemplatesAvailable for, enables you to create a list of templates by selecting:n Fundamental Data (computed by Bloomberg analysts)n Standardized, As Reported Data (standardized by Bloomberg Analysts)n As Reported Data (as stated by the company)Once you have selected a data type you are able to select available templates.Set ParametersAvailable for, enables you to set parameters according to:n Display Criteria, such as Display Order, Filing Status, Currency, and Consolidation Leveln Periodicity according to Calendar Type and Annual basis andn A Time frame from a Fixed time series or Relative time series

Importing Data - 14Select Data SourceAvailable for, enables you to select a data source including:n BEst Standardn BEst Leading Indicator (28 Days)n BEst Post-Eventn BrokerSelect History TypeAvailable for, enables you to select a history type, options include:n Currencyn Discreten Consolidation Leveln Relative Time Periodn Revisionn Non-trading day inclusion

Importing Data - 15Select Periodicity and Time FrameAvailable for, enables you to set:n Periodicity according to Calendar Typen A Fixed Time Series or Relative Time SeriesSet Layout OptionsAvailable for, enables you to set:n Data Placementn Multi-Sheetn Show Labels to includen Time Orderingn Field Orientationn Data Set aggregationData TransparencyThe Bloomberg Data Transparency tool is available in conjunction with data returned using theFundamental Data wizard. This tool enables you to view the value look-up and the composite numbersthat make up the value. You are also able to drill down multiple levels and return a transparency report.

Importing Data - 16The legend for the pane includes:GreenDenotes a composite value for the currently selected line item. Any value shown in green containsadditional values and you can drill down.Denotes a source document. You cannot drill down. Clicking on a blue title launches a report.BlueFigure 5: Bloomberg Data Transparency Screenn Ton Toexpand a section, click the icon.collapse a section, click the – icon

Searching for Fields - 17Searching for FieldsField Search ToolThe Field Search Tool enables you to locate Bloomberg field mnemonics for different market sectorsand provides the option of saving user created lists as a favorite.To launch the Field Search tool, select Field Search from the Bloomberg Menu, orYou are able to create a list of fields by:n Searching for a field mnemonic by keyword.n Selecting a field from the category list.

Searching for Fields - 18Searching for a Field MnemonicSearching for a field mnemonic enables you enter a keyword into the Search text field and filtersaccording to the asset class. The List data grid then populates with all fields matching the text,as shown in Figure 6.Figure 6: List Populatesn Theicon denotes that the field is a DataSets field.n Theicon denotes that the field is a RealTime field.n Theicon denotes that the field is available historically.n No icon denotes that the field is a Static field.

Searching for Fields - 19Selecting a Field from the Category ListYou are able to select a specific field by drilling down into a specific category, as shown in Figure 7.Figure 7: Drilling down into Categoriesn Ton Toexpand a section, click the icon.collapse a section, click the – icon.

Bloomberg Formula Syntax - 20Bloomberg Formula SyntaxSecurity SyntaxBloomberg Excel functions and links require you to specify the security to which the function/link applies.The security identifier must conform to the following syntax: Name [Exchange][Coupon][Maturity] Yellow Key [Type]In this syntax only the Name and

Fundamentals Analysis Wizard The Fundamentals Analysis wizard enables you to import Fundamentals data into a spreadsheet. You can launch the Fundamental Analysis wizard by, selecting Fundamentals Analysis from the Bloomberg Menu, or The Fundamentals Analysis wizard screen appears, as